Duke is already sweeping the college basketball world this season. And the campaign is just starting. But one player that appears ot be head and shoulders above the rest? Duke’s Zion Williamson. In fact, he’s so good that Golden State head coach Steve Kerr is already comparing him to LeBron James.
“LeBron, I thought that was a one-shot deal,” Kerr told The Athletic’s Anthony Slater. “But apparently the next guy’s coming.”
Steve Kerr amazed by Zion Williamson last night: “LeBron, I thought that was a one shot deal…” and then realizes he can’t say anything: “Adam, wherever you are, please don’t fine me.” pic.twitter.com/dkmrOG1JcJ
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 7, 2018
He would quickly change the subject after that, however. After all, he doesn’t want NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to fine him. He didn’t mention Williamson by name, but talking about any collegiate player could lead to a penalty.
“Before I get fined, I’m going to change the subject,” Kerr continues. “Adam (Silver), please don’t fine me, wherever you are.”
He did say it all with a smile, for what it’s worth. Better safe than sorry, right?
Earlier this week, No. 4 Duke rolled over No. 2 Kentucky by a margin of 118-84. And Zion towered above the pack, putting up 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting with seven rebounds over 23 minutes of action. But comparing him to LeBron James — even with a smile? Well, maybe would should just come down a little bit.
Tonight, Kerr and his Warriors get back on the court to host the Milwaukee Bucks. After losing to the Denver Nuggets, they’ve won eight in a row. Meanwhile, the Bucks are coming off a loss to Portland in their first game of a four-game West Coast road trip.